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2.9.15 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

The Golden LEAF Foundation has provided $2.14 million to support manufacturing center for training workers, leasing tenants, and providing space for McDowell Technical Community College.

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art announced a $5 million capital campaign, Reynaolda at 100, with a $1 million leadership gift from the Reynolds American Foundation.

News about people, groups

The Watoto Children’s Choir traveling from Africa kicked off their four month U.S tour in Palm Beach Gardens, FL on Saturday December 6, 2014, and continue their tour through the southeast through March of 2015. The Watoto Children’s Choir acts as Watoto ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and her people.

The Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities is hosting its 29th Annual A Toast to the Triangle and event supporting the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation Inc. If you would like to attend, click here for more information.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Leaders from 14 of Charlotte’s top companies and organizations announced the launch today of a $5.5 million 3rd grade reading initiative called Read Charlotte. The public-private partnership, which includes the Belk Foundation and the Foundation For The Carolinas, will be housed within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library main location.

Community Foundation of Henderson County is offering more than 80 different scholarship awards for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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